Standing Up for North Island

Ferries critic reports on Washington State ferry system

The B.C. Liberals need to turn our ferry system around, and the first step is recognizing that this system is a key part of our transportation infrastructure, say New Democrats. In October, New Democrat ferries critic Claire Trevena toured the Washington State ferry system, which, as
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MLA Report 18th November, 2013

The Agriculture Minister allegedly using his position to influence a decision by the Agricultural Land Commission (which he wants to disband); the Premier saying that meeting greenhouse gas reduction targets is far less important than exploiting and exporting liquefied natural gas; mi
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Liberals gambling on future of B.C. Ferries

The Liberal government has announced deep cuts to ferry routes, a callous cut to seniors’ discounts and plans to raise extra cash through slot machines, once again showing they don’t understand the critical importance of B.C.’s ferry system, say New Democrats. “For years, we have been
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Campbell River Doctors speak about bed shortages

Plans for Campbell River’s new hospital will leave the community woefully short of beds, according to doctors practicing in the city at the moment. “We had 103 patients at the hospital a couple of weeks ago,” said Dr Deke Botsford, a Campbell River orthopedic surgeon. “It was about th
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NDP Ferries critic begins fact finding tour of Washington State ferry system

New Democrat Transportation critic, Claire Trevena, leaves today on a five-day fact-finding tour of the Washington State ferry system. “Ferry users in B.C. have faced years of steep rate hikes, and will soon face service cuts,” said Trevena. “We need to look at this problem from every
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Trevena Appeals to Keep Construction Jobs Local

Priority to local, unionized companies should be given in awarding contracts for the major construction projects coming to Campbell River, according to North Island MLA, Claire Trevena. “It makes sense for the economic health of our community,” said Trevena. “Ensuring that the jobs re
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Locked Out

Claire Trevena speaks out on the Liberarls’ decision to cancel the fall legislature session.
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MLA Report 7th October, 2013

It seems, sadly, to be my annual complaint: once again it is fall and once again the Legislature is not sitting. The BC Liberals have made a mockery of our parliamentary democracy, calling the Legislature into session at their whim. They have exploited people’s distrust of the politic
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North Island MLA Suggests Alternatives for Extra Hospital Beds

North Island MLA, Claire Trevena, is continuing to push for extra beds for the new hospital in Campbell River. In a letter to the Minister of Health, Trevena has suggested using part of the current hospital to provide some extra space. “There is no question we need our new hospital, b
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